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Harold A. Walter

December 23, 1927 ~ July 16, 2019 (age 91)


Harold A. Walter, 91, of Dolgeville, New York, and most recently a resident of Rutherfordton, North Carolina, passed away peacefully on July 16, 2019 at White Oak Manor Rutherfordton.

He was born on December 23, 1927 in Dolgeville, New York and was the son of the late Albert and Emily (Neitzke) Walter. Harold was educated at Dolgeville Central School and graduated with the Class of 1945. Shortly after graduation, Harold enlisted in the United States Army, served his country overseas and was honorably discharged.

Harold earned his Bachelor's Degree in Education from Syracuse University in 1952. He was employed for over 40 years as a teacher at the D. H. Robbins Elementary School in St. Johnsville, NY.

He went on to serve as a minister for the Lutheran Presbyterian Church of Dolgeville, New York and volunteered for many years at the Little Falls Hospital. He always quietly gave back to his community and his kindness, humor, and generosity made him a beloved teacher and neighbor.

Harold is survived by his brother, Richard Walter (wife Joan) of Melbourne, FL and his brother Robert Walter of Lillian, AL; as well as several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his sister, Laverne Heineman and his sister-in-law, Donna Walter.

Harold was happiest outdoors. He spent countless hours in the Adirondacks, which he loved dearly. He was an avid hiker, bicyclist, and kayaker but loved cross-country skiing the most and dreamed of winter always.

In keeping with Harold's wishes, funeral arrangements will be kept private for his family. Arrangements are with Roberts Funeral Home, 3 East Faville Avenue, Dolgeville, New York 13329, (315) 429-3144.

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